Employment & Labour, Mediation

Rose to discuss workplace mediation and accommodating mental health

As part of Osgoode Professional Development’s (OsgoodePD) Certificate in Mental Health Law, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose will discuss mediation in the context of accommodating mental health disabilities in the workplace.

OsgoodePD notes the “management of employee mental health issues has emerged as one of the most difficult and widespread challenges confronting today’s workplaces.”

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada:

  • 500,000 Canadians in any given week are unable to work owing to mental health problems
  • One in three workplace disability claims are related to mental illness
  • 70 per cent of disability costs are attributed to mental illness.

This complex network of laws presents a potential minefield of difficulties for employers, the program’s website notes. “Navigating these successfully and keeping the workplace healthy and productive is, ‘simply smart business.’”

The certificate program aimed at HR professionals/executives/consultants, health and safety professionals as well as mediators and arbitrators of employment and labour disputes, “unites up-to-date explanations of the relevant law with the latest clinical insights and realistic best practices,” says OsgoodePDs website.

“Taught by an interdisciplinary faculty of experts, it provides you with a unique opportunity to drill down into the key issues that are likely to come across your desk, and to formulate strategies for handling them successfully. You’ll also receive printed materials (including toolkits and precedents) — a resource of ongoing practical value.”

The four-day program takes place on Oct. 7, 8, 21 and 22, 2019 and is available in person or via live webcast.

Rose, principal of Mitchell Rose Professional Corporation, will take part in the programming on Oct. 21.

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